Guest Post: On The Hunt for Easter Eggs By Shanora Williams


I personally love when I find Easter eggs in novels, especially when it’s series featuring characters who are in the same world. There’s something about seeing that hint of familiarity that makes me feel closer to a book, like I know more about it and the characters. I love the connection it brings!

In The Bitter Truth, there are a few Easter eggs that should be looked out for:

The prologue doesn’t mention primary characters’ names but is very telling for one of the main characters. Keep an eye on that kid to see what kind of man he becomes.

The cabin

The mentioning of tea and its consumption
The lounge scene between Brynn, Dominic, and the magician

The selfies!

Jolene’s conversations with Daphne and Ricardo

When Eden reads Jolene’s palm

The two strangers waving at Dominic as he stands on his apartment balcony

The dirty, bloody purse in Dominic’s closet


An upstanding political candidate. A determined stalker. A shattering lost weekend. Amid the clashes and intrigue of the campaign trail, to what lengths will the elegant, all-too-devoted wife of a seemingly incorruptible politician go in the name of love, loyalty, and ego?

From breakout Tiktok star Shanora Williams, a propulsive, sexy, rich-people-behaving-badly thriller for fans of Kellye Garrett, Sally Hepworth, Liv Constantine, Eliza Jane Brazier, and Tarryn Fisher.

For Jolene “Jo” Baker, the least she can do for her adoring husband, Dominic, is give unwavering support for his North Carolina gubernatorial run. He is not only the love of her life, he’s also helping her prove that she’s far more than just a pampered trophy wife. With huge crowds showing up at Dominic’s speeches and the polls consistently in his favor, she’s never been happier to stand proudly by his side . . .

Until she and Dominic start seeing the same, strangely ominous woman turning up all along the campaign trail. Until their tour starts becoming a nightmare of botched events, crucial missed information, and increasingly dangerous “accidents.” Suddenly Jo can’t get any answers from Dominic—or understand why he is acting so paranoid and terrified . . .

What Jo can do is start digging into his past—one she’s never really questioned beyond his perfect image and dazzling accomplishments. What results is an alarming series of events that leave her baffled: Good friends turn into enemies, truths are revealed to be lies, and all clues lead back to one secret, shattering weekend that changes Jo’s entire life. With her world splintering into pieces, can Jo risk trying to set things right? Or will hiding the bitter truth by any means necessary destroy her as well?

Reprinted With Permission from Kensington Books.